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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by KimF » Mon May 12, 2014 2:30 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Check and Send Service
Date of application: 07/05/2014
Date application received by IPS: 09/05/2014
Date of SMS Received: 12/05/2014
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rickyrafe777 » Mon May 12, 2014 2:33 pm

rickyrafe777 wrote:
rickyrafe777 wrote:
Application Type: New
Method of application: Post Office Check and send
Date application sent : 14/04/2014
Date of receipt of application by IPS :?
Date of deduction of fees : N/A
Date of receipt of SMS: ?
Date of receipt of interview letter : ?
Date of return of documents : Waiting
Date of interview appointment : ?
Date of receipt of passport: ?

Interview letter received 08-05-14. Dated 06-05-14
appointment booked 09-05-14- Reading
Got My British passport today- @ 11 AM.
ALL DONE!!!
THANKS TO EVERYONE!!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by milan69 » Mon May 12, 2014 2:35 pm

Congratulations Ricky, the journey is over :)
Did you get SMS notification that your passport is printed?
I am sometimes wrong.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by NOG » Mon May 12, 2014 2:59 pm

27pence wrote:Well done man4uni.
Applied on 10th April, Received on the 11th. Still nothing, no interview letter, documents returned, and I cant talk directly to the people who know where my things are, just the advice line, who say they will arrange a phonecall from the passport office, but no calls are received. Annoyed
I called them last week and today again. No call back and I got mad when the person said they will call back in 48 hours. The process seems like a joke. I told them that I haven't received the letter and the person told me why don't you book your interview! What! ..I had to tell the person that I need the letter to book an interview!..not sure what to do to be honest because all I hear from them is someone will call back, which never happens. From exprience when somemone doesn't receive the letter, can anyone tell me what happens now and what is the procedure? Frustrated since, I have already had to cancel my travel plans.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by saayinla » Mon May 12, 2014 3:41 pm

NOG wrote:
27pence wrote:Well done man4uni.
Applied on 10th April, Received on the 11th. Still nothing, no interview letter, documents returned, and I cant talk directly to the people who know where my things are, just the advice line, who say they will arrange a phonecall from the passport office, but no calls are received. Annoyed
I called them last week and today again. No call back and I got mad when the person said they will call back in 48 hours. The process seems like a joke. I told them that I haven't received the letter and the person told me why don't you book your interview! What! ..I had to tell the person that I need the letter to book an interview!..not sure what to do to be honest because all I hear from them is someone will call back, which never happens. From exprience when somemone doesn't receive the letter, can anyone tell me what happens now and what is the procedure? Frustrated since, I have already had to cancel my travel plans.
I guess you just have to keep Calling, if you care to read all the previous post, my application got to them on the 11th of March and here I am today still awaiting a passport.... if you are frustrated I guess I should be super frustrated .. but I am just taking it in my stride now.. what is more or less certain is that you will get the passport eventually unless you have any show stopper..

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Dr MS » Mon May 12, 2014 5:17 pm

man4uni wrote:
Dr MS wrote: Did you pay the £3 to get your supporting documents back by special delivery? And how did you know the date your application received by IPS?

Also did you write your grandparents details on the application?

Thanks a lot!
Yes, I did pay £3 for special delivery. I believe PO send your application by special next day delivery isn't it ? :?

Yap, I've provided the details of my grandparents too :D
Thanks a lot!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Dr MS » Mon May 12, 2014 5:19 pm

man4uni wrote:Update in RED
man4uni wrote:Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Check and Send Service
Date of application: 09/04/2014
Date application received by IPS: 11/04/2014
Date of SMS Received: 15/04/2014
Date of return of documents: 09/05/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 08/05/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 10/05/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 12/05/2014 :D
Congratulations

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Dr MS » Mon May 12, 2014 5:22 pm

dadageer wrote:
I never did and you don't have to provide grandparents details if you are naturalized...just give your parents details and that will be enough! See Page 12 of Guidance notes.

Thanks a lot for clarifying the issue about the grandparents details!
Last edited by Dr MS on Mon May 12, 2014 5:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rishahid » Mon May 12, 2014 5:28 pm

rishahid wrote:
rishahid wrote:
Another update below :

Passport for: 1 Adult (self)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Post Office Check and send (Swindon)
Date application sent : 12/04/2014
Date of receipt of application by IPS : Not known
Date of deduction of fees : N/A (at PO)
Date of receipt of SMS: 15/04/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter : 08/05/2014
Date of interview appointment : 09/05/2014 (Reading)
Date of receipt of SMS about Passport process and return of docs : 12/05/2014
Date of receipt of British passport : 12/05/2014
Date of return of documents : waiting ....

Alhamduliallah, major milestone achieved. Waiting for final bits now .....

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Dr MS » Mon May 12, 2014 5:39 pm

Dr MS wrote:Method of Application: Post Office check & send
Date of Application: 06/05/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: ? 07/05/2014
Date of SMS Received: 12/05/2014
Date of Fees deduction: 06/05/2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: awaiting
Date of Return of Documents: awaiting
Date of Interview booked: awaiting
Date of Passport Receipt: awaiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rickyrafe777 » Mon May 12, 2014 7:22 pm

milan69 wrote:Congratulations Ricky, the journey is over :)
Did you get SMS notification that your passport is printed?
i got my passport at 11 am and sms at 12 am... lol
thats its been printed and will receive in few days... :)

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British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by farrukhnizam » Mon May 12, 2014 8:16 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalized)
Method of application: Check and Send Service
Date of application: 12/05/2014

Date application received by IPS: Awaiting
Date of SMS Received: Awaiting
Date of return of documents: Awaiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Awaiting
Date of Passport Appointment: Awaiting
Date of Passport Receipt: Awaiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Soebmk » Mon May 12, 2014 10:45 pm

Hi hi used check n send services to apply for my giddy British passport so would I know that my application has been received by passport office??? They don't even give any tracking number which you can look track and tried use gov.uksite entering complete wrong detail and it says that your application has been received so I won't trust that link given on government website

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by itsmetoo » Tue May 13, 2014 6:04 am

Dear All,

I applied online on 2/4/14 and posted the application along with other documents on 3/4/14 and was received in the Glasgow office on 4/4/14.
Till now I have received no communication and calling the helpline seems a fruitless exercise. They did call me back couple of times but were not able to give any more information than I knew , ie my application is under process.

Today they gave me the number for booking appointment but when I called that line, they said they cant book an interview unless I have a letter and interview reference number.

Any ideas, dont know whom to ask? I even send a written compliant but no luck yet.

Best wishes
M

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dvinas » Tue May 13, 2014 8:14 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Online (new process now available)
Date of application: 01/04/2014
Date application received by IPS: 02/04/2014
Received request for more information: 24/04/2014 (dated 20/04/2014)
Responded with requested information: 25/04/2014
Date of return of documents: 15/05/2014 (received notification of unsuccessful delivery 12/05/14)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 03/05/2014 (letter dated 02/05/2014)
Date of Passport Appointment: 16/05/2014 (first available!)
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting

For those interested, I used the brand-new online application process for a passport. It is a very smooth process, where you fill in all your details, make payment, then print out a declaration to sign and have countersigned. Unfortunately, the process has some bugs. Nowhere on the declaration does it mention that the countersignatory must have known you for at least 2 years, nor does it direct you to the guidance which states this. (The normal application does clearly state this, so it appears to be an omission.)

In my case, they sent me a request to have a new countersignatory, along with a copy of the normal passport application, and instructions to fill in sections 1,2,3,4, 9, and 10. This meant I had to seek out all the information on my grandparents' dates of birth, marriage, etc. I was able to obtain this fairly quickly, thanks to my mum, but it was very frustrating. Luckily, I was also able to get a new countersignatory the next day (including having a new photo signed on the back), and sent the whole thing back without delay.

Of course, it didn't help that they sent me the letter 2nd class, which took 4 days to reach me. This whole issue has delayed my application for at least a week, although more likely 2 weeks. When I received my invitation to interview, I immediately called, even though it was a Saturday, and someone answered. I booked an appointment, but the first available was 2 weeks out. :-(

Honestly, there are so many things they could do to streamline this process.

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Post by cofe » Tue May 13, 2014 10:43 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalized)
Method of application: Check and Send Service
Date of application: 13/05/2014
Date application received by IPS: Awaiting
Date of SMS Received: Awaiting
Date of return of documents: Awaiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Awaiting
Date of Passport Appointment: Awaiting
Date of Passport Receipt: Awaiting

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Post by A A Butt » Tue May 13, 2014 12:43 pm

A A Butt wrote:
humanvoid wrote:
A A Butt wrote:By the way do you know when they had recived your application? mine was on 07 April they sent the text.
I have received text on 8th, so similar timelines, good luck.
Passport for: 2 Adults + 2 Children
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 02nd April 2014
Date application received by IPS: 07 April 2014
Date of return of documents: 1st.May.2014 for both Adult :D children: 12.May .2014 8)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 30.May.2014(both Adult)
Date of Passport Appointment: 02.May.2014(both Adult) Chelmsford :)
Date of Passport Receipt: 08.May.2014Children & Ault:07.May.2014 :lol:

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Post by NOG » Tue May 13, 2014 1:54 pm

itsmetoo wrote:Dear All,

Today they gave me the number for booking appointment but when I called that line, they said they cant book an interview unless I have a letter and interview reference number.

Any ideas, dont know whom to ask? I even send a written compliant but no luck yet.

Best wishes
M
Was wondering if anyone has been sucessful in getting the interview reference number over the phone to book an interview if the interview invitation letter has not been received?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by raybas » Tue May 13, 2014 2:55 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Child
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Post Office Check and Send Service
Date of application: 14/04/2014
Date application received by IPS: 15/04/2014
Date of SMS Received: 17/04/2014
Date of receipt of SMS about Passport process printing : 09/05/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 13/05/2014
Date of return of documents: 13/05/2014

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by milan69 » Tue May 13, 2014 2:56 pm

Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 14.04
Date of confirmation text: 16.04
Date of receipt of interview letter: 08.05
Date of return of documents: 09.05.
Date of Passport Appointment: 09.05
Date of SMS that Passport is being printed: 12.05
Date of Passport Receipt: 13.05 (date of issue 09.05)
I am sometimes wrong.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by renu » Tue May 13, 2014 3:25 pm

[quote="renu"][quote="renu"]Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New- first
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 10.04.14
Date application received by IPS: 14.04.14
Date of return of documents: 13.05.14
Date of receipt of interview letter: 03.05.14
Date of Passport Appointment: 08.05.14 luton
Date of Passport Receipt 12.05.14.

I had to make calls to inquire about my passport and escalated a complaint when HMPO didn't call me back after 48 hrs...I'm glad I gave my passport now.good luck to those who are waiting.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by NOG » Tue May 13, 2014 3:33 pm

renu wrote:
renu wrote:
renu wrote: I had to make calls to inquire about my passport and escalated a complaint when HMPO didn't call me back after 48 hrs...I'm glad I gave my passport now.good luck to those who are waiting.
How did you go about escalating a complaint? Did you email them or call some other number?

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Post by modabasi » Tue May 13, 2014 4:08 pm

Passport for: Adult, First time (Naturalised)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 15.04
Date application received by IPS: 17.04
Date SMS Received: 18.04
Date of return of documents: ?
Date of receipt of interview letter: 10.05
Date of Passport Appointment: 13.05 Luton (First available appointment in London was for 21.05)

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Post by Katra » Tue May 13, 2014 4:27 pm

Katra wrote:Hi
Here is my timeline For me and my little boy. I have sent them both in the same envelope.

Application Type: First adult passport and first child passport
Method of application: Special Delivery (my Self)
Date of application: 10/04/2014
Date of application received by IPS: 11/04/2014
Date SMS received: 14/04/2014
Date of deduction of fees: 14/04/2014
Date of return of documents: 03/05/2014 (printed 02/05/2014)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 03/05/2014 (printed 02/05/2014)
Requesting my son's dad birth certificate: 06/05/2014 and i sented on 06/05/2014 next day delivery.
Date of interview appointment: 08/05/2014
Date of SMS that Passport is being printed: 09/05/2015
Received son's supporting document: 09/05/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 12/05/2014
Called them today, they said my son's passport was printed 10:01 pm and mine Printed 12:12 am last night. :lol:
The guy also said both should be with me monday if not tomorrow. :D :D
Thank you and good luck to everyone.
Update
My passport and my sons came yesterday

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by renu » Tue May 13, 2014 6:46 pm

I had to make calls to inquire about my passport and escalated a complaint when HMPO didn't call me back after 48 hrs...I'm glad I gave my passport now.good luck to those who are waiting.[/quote][/quote][/quote]
How did you go about escalating a complaint? Did you email them or call some other number?[/quote]
I called the HMPO and I told them that 48 hrs have passed and I have not received any phobe calls from Peterborough where my application was...then they filled an escalation form and told me to wait for Another 48 hrs,working days.they were supposed to call me by Tuesday but I received call on Sunday at 15.00 and the lady who spoke to me was very straight forward with me,she told me that my passport was printed on Friday, next day of interview and send out already.she gave me the tracking number too and told me by Tuesday ,I should receive my British passport.. I received on Monday... however,I had problems with DX courier to bring back my supporting documents... I must say DX courier is worst courier company ever...

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